Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Salad: Roast Sweet Potato w. Olives

Sweet, crispy, crunchy, bitter, salty - this salad has it all!


  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 head of cos lettuce (shredded)
  • kalamata olives (de-pitted)
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 golden delicious apple (grated)
  • fresh coriander (shredded)
  • 1/4 cucumber (chopped)
  • mini calamondin orange or wedge of lime (juice)
  • olive oil (cold-pressed)
  • salt
  • butter curry chicken spice (optional)


  1. Roast two peeled and sliced sweet potatoes, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt & curry spices, at 220 degrees Celsius for 20 - 22 mins.
  2. Toss all ingredients together. Drizzle with olive oil and calamondin orange or lime juice. Sprinkle with salt. 
  3. Eat, preferably accompanied by an excellent cup of green tea.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Spiced Nuts: Butter Chicken Curry Edition

Craving a salty, spicy snack with a hit of sweetness, I grabbed some raw walnuts and the butter chicken curry spice mix from Woolworths. Chuffed with the results.

  • 80g raw walnuts
  • 2 tsp butter chicken curry spice
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil
  • salt
  1. Hot non-stick pan. 
  2. Dry roast walnuts for about a minute on med-high heat, tossing frequently.
  3. Add oil and spices. Spices contain sugar, which starts to caramelise fairly quickly. Toss to coat the nuts.
  4. Throw the nuts in a bowl and salt to taste.
  5. Serves 1 as a snack.